Frank Rice

Pastor and School Administrator

Pastor Frank Rice is a native of West Virginia. He was saved at the age of 7 and answered the call to preach at age 13. Pastor Rice is a graduate of Southeastern Free Will Baptist College in Wendell, NC. After service at Mt. Calvary from 2000-2003 as Associate Pastor, Athletic Director, Coach and Teacher, he returned as Senior Pastor in February of 2013. Pastor and Mrs. Genell have been married for 25 years and have four children (Elaina, Victoria, Frankie, and Hannah Brook).

Karen Dixon

Church and School Secretary

Mrs. Dixon has served faithfully at Mt. Calvary for 28 years. As a native of Greene County, she attended Lenoir Community College. She has been saved for 43 years and continues to serve the Lord every day.

Kevin Wright

Financial Director

Mr. Wright is a native of New Bern, NC and upon graduation from Ruth's Chapel Christian School, he went to Southeastern Free Will Baptist College in Wendell, NC. After graduating in 1992 with a Business degree, he joined the staff of Southeastern and served as bookkeeper for 6 years. After serving as Business Manager and Computer Teacher for 9 years at Florence Christian Academy in Florence, AL, Kevin took the Financial Director position at Mt. Calvary in August 2007. He also serves as Computer Teacher and Computer Hardware/Software Administrator. Kevin was saved at the age of 9 in a Jr. Boys Sunday School class.

Misty Walston

K4 Techer

Mrs. Walston graduated from MCCA in 1993 and attended Lenoir Community College. She received an associate degree in early childhood in May of 1996. She was saved at the age of 13. She has been teaching for 24 years. Her son Hunter graduated from MCCA in 2018.

Amanda Kennedy Kindergarten Teacher

Mrs. Kennedy is a native of Virginia. She was saved at the age of 5. Mrs. Kennedy graduated in 2007 from MCCA then attended Lenoir Community College and received her degree in Early Childhood Education. Mrs. Kennedy has been serving in Christian education for 12 years.

Allison Rager

First Grade Teacher

Ms. Rager is originally from Holly, Michigan. She accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior at the age of 5. She later attended Southeastern Free Will Baptist College and is a 2016 graduate with a BA in Elementary Education with a proficiency in Math. This will be her 5th year teaching at MCCA.

Becky Arthur

Second Grade Teacher

Mrs. Arthur was born in Japan and adopted by Free Will Baptist missionaries to Japan. She was saved in the 7th grade at a revival service in Japan. She atteded Free Will Baptist Bible College and graduated with a BA degree in Bible and Missions. This fall, she will begin her 43rd year teaching in Christian schools.

Stephanie Pool

Third Grade Teacher

Mrs. Pool is a native of Greene County and attends Mt. Calvary FWB church. She was saved at the age of 9. She is a graduate of Greenville Christian Academy in 2016, followed by West Coast Baptist College in 2019 with a degree in Elementary Education. This will be her 2nd year teaching at MCCA.

Stacey Howell

Fourth Grade Teacher

Mrs. Howell is a native of Greene County and attends Mt. Calvary FWB church. She was saved at the age of 6. She and her husband Josh, who are both graduates of MCCA, have two children, Lily and Weston who attend our school and daycare. She attended Barton College where she received a degree in education of the deaf and hard of hearing and elementary education. This is her 10th year in education and her 7th year at MCCA.

Hanna Poole

Fifth Grade Teacher

Ms. Poole is from Smithfield, North Carolina. She was saved at the age of 12, and later answered the call to teach. She graduated from Southeastern Freewill Baptist College in 2019 with a degree in Elementary Education. This is her 2nd year teaching.

Andrew Aycock

Middle School Instructor and Music Minister

Mr. Aycock is from Barbacena, Brazil. He was saved at the age of 5. Mr. Aycock is a 2015 graduate from Southeastern FWB College with a degree in Sacred Music. This is his 6th year teaching at MCCA.

Bradley Dixon

Middle School/High School Instructor and Athletic Director

Mr. Dixon is from Snow Hill, NC. He was saved at the age of 17 and is a 2003 graduate of MCCA. He earned his BA from Southeastern FWB College. This will be Mr. Dixon's 7th year teaching at MCCA.

Shelley Dixon

Middle School Instructor

Mrs. Dixon is from Raleigh, NC. She is a 2007 graduate of Raleigh Christian Academy and a 2010 graduate of Southeastern Free Will Baptist College with a degree in Elementary Education. She was saved as a junior aged child and felt the Lord's call to Christian ministry as a young teenager. This will be her 11th year in Christian education.

Kami Chase

Middle/High School Instructor

Mrs. Chase is a native of Pitt County. She graduated from Southeastern Free Will Baptist College in 2003. She has taught jr. high and high school math as well as science at MCCA for 17 years.

Marlene Kennedy

Middle School/High School Supervisor and Instructor

Mrs. Kennedy was born and reared in Wayne County, NC. She attended Methodist University and received a BA in Secondary Education. After she was saved at the age of 22, she accepted a position teaching at MCCA and has remained here for the last 45 years.

Noharis McCuiston

Piano Teacher/Music

Mrs. McCuiston was born in Pinar del Rio, Cuba and came to Miami, Florida with her sister and parents at the age of 8. At the age of 18 she answered the call to full-time Christian service and went to Southeastern FWB College where she received her BA in Elementary Education with Music. She and her husband have the joy of ministering to the youth at Tabernacle FWB Church in Kinston, NC.

Patsy Grant

Daycare and Preschool Director

Mrs. Grant was saved as a teenager and is a member of Mt. Calvary FWB Church. She attended Greene Central High School . She started working at Mt. Calvary Daycare in 1993 and has been serving for 27 years. Mrs. Grant took over as Director in 2009. Her life verse is Phillipians 4:13, "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."

Michelle Harris

Nursery Worker

Mrs. Harris has been married to her husband Tim for 30 years. They have two children, Britt and Madelyn. Britt graduated from MCCA in 2013 and Madelyn in 2018. She was saved when she was a teenager and is a member of Victory Baptist Church in Kinston. She is starting her 10th year at Mt. Calvary Daycare.

Lynn Brown

K1 Teacher

Mrs. Brown is a member of Mt. Calvary FWB Church. She was saved at the age of 7. She attended Pitt Community College. Mrs. Brown retired in 2014 after working in the Pharmaceutical Industry for 42 years. She is starting her 2nd year at MCCA Daycare.

Wendy Letchworth

K2 Teacher

Ms. Letchworth went to Greene Central High School. She was saved at the age of 9. She attends Snow Hill Church of God. Wendy is starting her 10th year at Mt. Calvary Daycare. She has a daughter that attends MCCA.

Jamie Peterson

K3 Teacher

Mrs. Peterson is a native of New Bern, NC. She was saved as a teenager. She and her family attend Macdeonia FWB church. She has been teaching and working with children for 15 years. She has worked at MCCA for 7 years. She and her husband Dennis have two son's, Thomas and Andrew, that attend MCCA.

Madelyn Harris

Daycare

Madelyn is from Snow Hill, NC and was saved at the age of 8. She attends Victory Baptist Church in Kinston, and is a part of the Mt. Calvary FWB youth group. Madelyn graduated from MCCA in 2018 and now attends Lenoir Community College. She is pursuing a degree in Elementary Education. She has been working at Mt. Calvary Daycare for 3 years.


Patricia Velarde

Daycare Lunchroom

Mrs. Velarde was saved at the age of 10. After attending Southeastern Free Will Baptist College, she moved from Virginia Beach, VA to teach 1st Grade at MCCA. After homeschooling her own chilldren for a number of years, she returned to our ministry team in 2012. Mrs. Velarde loves working with children.

Mitzi Wright

Yearbook Adviser/Lunchroom

Mrs. Wright was born in Goldsboro, NC and graduated from Faith Christian Academy. Mitzi attended Southeastern FWB College in Wendell, NC and graduated with a BA in Elementary Education in 1993. As a student in college, she worked in the college cafeteria for 3 years. Upon graduation, she became a Dorm Supervisor and Yearbook Adviser for 5 years at the college. Mitzi was also the Assistant Cook for the college during 4 of those years. Mitzi served as Cafeteria Director (9 years) and Yearbook Adviser (8 years) at Florence Christian Academy in Florence, AL before coming on board as the Cafeteria Director at MCCA in 2007-2016. In 2008, Mitzi assumed the duty of Yearbook Adviser as well.

Phyllis Shirley

Lunchroom

Mrs. Shirley has lived in Hugo, NC all her life. She attended WCC and graduated in 1977 with a ADN. She also graduated from ECU in 2001 with a BSN. Mrs. Shirley retired from Vidant in 2006 after 30 plus years of service. Both of her children attended MCCA from K4-12th grade and now all three of her grandchildren attend MCCA. She started working part time in the lunchroom in 2013 and has continued intermittently as needed. She loves the children and a lot of them call her "Mimi" as do her grandchildren.

Maggie Exum

Lunchroom

Maggie lives in Kinston, NC and was saved at the age of 5. She attends Neuse Baptist Church in Kinston, NC. She graduated from MCCA in 2019. Maggie attends Lenoir Community College and is pursuing a degree in Elementary Education. She has been working in our lunchroom for 1 year.